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    A New Dog Downstairs

    When my cat was a kitten she started hiding under the china cabinet all of a sudden. I couldn’t understand it. Then one day, I take out the trash and see that the neighbors have a visitor, with a dog. A great big Rottweiler was standing at the window watching me, completely silent. Obviously...
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    Cat super aggressive at Vet’s

    The last vet I used had me administer the gabapentin. They just use it as standard for cats. Her dosage was one 100mg capsule the night before, and one two hours before. It just made her slightly sleepy. Did he have a bad vet experience before, or has he always been this way? How is he with...
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    Experience with cats tipping their water bowls over

    My cat became obsessed with this for awhile a few years ago - drove me nuts. I put one of those large pet silicone mats down with a lip, to catch the water. I also tried putting some tape on the bottom of the bowl. The solution for me, was just to finally set her in the tub with a big bowl of...
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    Does Anyone Use Something Like A Placemat To Help Cleanup After Messy Eaters?

    I use a laminate covered placement that can be wiped clean for her wet food. She has one of those rubber pet placemats with a raised border for her water.
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    How Often Do You Bathe Your cats?

    I try to bathe my girl once a month. I have found fragrance free shampoo and conditioner, which makes it more acceptable to her.
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    Was this the right decision?

    🤣🤣 I would love to see this! Is there a reason, aside from convenience, you don’t want to feed her wet? It’s actually MUCH better for her. If it’s just a question of timing, there are automatic feeders. If you are just going to be gone 24 hours, this would work fine.
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    Cat sick. Low appetite, throw up & dirrahea.

    I don’t have a lot of experience with diarrhea in cats. Mine went through a bout of it when she had a small amount of hair plugging up her intestine. I would say the most important thing, until you can get to your vet, is to make sure he’s getting enough water. My girl wants baby food when her...
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    How to safely store dry cat food?

    I‘m not sure how nice I would be about it. If they didn’t bother to eradicate them before re-renting, they may not respond to an easy touch. I would check the rental laws wherever you live, and bone up on it before you speak to them. Know your rights. You should be able to demand they take...
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    How to safely store dry cat food?

    Someone told me that there are mites in all dry food, and to freeze it as quickly as possible. When I get a new bag of food, I separate it into freezer bags and put it in the freezer. I defrost as I need it. I have one of those OXO containers that has the sealing lid when you depress it. It’s...
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    Has anyone successfully trained a cat to not go on the counter and/or dinner table?

    Yes, after once or twice, she would not go back up. However, cats don’t have great memories, and this is just a scary noise, not a dog trying to kill them or something. You may find you have to use it again in six months, or a year. Every cat will be different. You can sprinkle a little haze of...
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    Cat Food Recall Recalled Cat Food Updates

    I gave my cat some peanut butter on a spoon once. She loved it. Unfortunately, she spent the next forty-five minutes trying to clean, presumably the smell or stickiness, from her face and paws. After that, she won’t touch it.
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    Crazy kitten, young parent.

    If you do decide to get another kitten, don’t think that you must pay what you did before. A shelter will not be cagey with you, and will know the personality of their kitties, and which may be a good fit for your boy.
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    Has anyone successfully trained a cat to not go on the counter and/or dinner table?

    Yes, I have. My cat never was one to go on the counters. She has always been a hesitant jumper, and I think she is deterred from it being high enough that she doesn’t know exactly what is on the spot she is jumping onto. However, the dining room table has chairs. 🙄 I used tinfoil for a while...
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    How to get a cat to be willing to try freeze dried/air dried food?

    Cats go by smell almost exclusively, not taste. A cat has fewer than 500 taste buds, unlike a human, who has over 9000. So instead of it being a situation of- if only I could get them to taste it- it would have to smell differently. You could try something like chicken broth, but as others have...
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    I Have to Rehome My Cat

    Maybe someone has her inside somewhere. It’s very possible, people think a cat is a stray, and may not think they’re lost.